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Re: Philadendrons

> Philadendrons are "Phosphate intensive " rain forest plants.  She floated her
> cuttings in styrofoam with the cut ends sticking down into the water.  I have
> taken rooted cuttings and placed them directly into the substrate gravel when
> using (Egad!!NOOO!!!) an UGFilter.  They perform quite well, and the Pathos
> variety is qite attractive.  The Heart-shape Philo always seemed to thrive
> better submersed for me.

Something I've done in the past is stick Philodendron cuttings in the
(outside) filter.  I remove the plastic cover from the filter and
arrange the cuttings in the water, or stick them in the filter media.
They grow *really* well.

Richard Masoner in chilly but sunny Champaign Illinois USA